The current interim director of the Executive Master’s Program of the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College has officially announced her campaign for New York’s 23rd Congressional District.
Tracy Mitrano made the announcement after spending the last 8 weeks exploring a campaign for the seat currently held by Congressman Tom Reed. The Rochester native says she is concerned with the political climate in the aftermath of the last Presidential election and the alleged cyber security issues that contributed to it.
Tracy has lived her entire life in the region. She grew up in Rochester where her father had a downtown restaurant at which she worked while growing up. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in English and History from the University of Rochester in 1981, Binghamton in 1989 with a doctorate in American History, and a law degree from Cornell Law School in 1995. Tracy raised her family in Ithaca and worked as a professor and a lawyer before taking the position of director of information technology policy at Cornell in 2001.